We've organized a comprehensive list of Nebraska nursing schools. Below you'll find information on specific nursing programs such as LPN certificates and ADN, BSN, and MSN degrees. You'll also find a profile of nursing education and careers in each major Nebraska city.

Many nursing students must weigh costs heavily when choosing their school. The all-in cost of nursing education extends well beyond tuition. It also includes registration fees, books, supplies, housing, meals, transportation, and other living expenses. These costs can vary dramatically by both school type and program length. In general, public universities and community colleges cost significantly less than their private counterparts, and two-year (or shorter) programs cost less than a four-year bachelor’s degree.

Nursing programs of two years or less

Nebraska’s public colleges and universities are a popular option for aspiring nurses. These institutions offer several distinct benefits. The first is cost. Public schools are much less expensive than private schools, since they receive significant funding from the state government. Another benefit is convenience. Since public schools often have a number of local campuses, nursing students enjoy a shorter commute.

Overview of Nebraska’s public nursing programs

Vocational, career, and community colleges offer a streamlined path to nursing employment. These two-year schools are much more accessible than four-year colleges and universities in several respects, including time commitment, financial cost, and campus locations. Nebraska’s community colleges focus their nursing education on programs for aspiring licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and registered nurses (RNs).

Practical nursing programs

A four-year college or university focuses its academic programs on bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, graduate certificates, and doctorates. The most popular nursing degree program is the bachelor of science in nursing (BSN), which is an advanced undergraduate training program for registered nurses (RNs). The master of science in nursing (MSN), a graduate degree, is an even greater asset.

BSN and MSN programs

The Nebraska medical community recognizes nursing as a vital service. Nurses enjoy competitive salaries, numerous job openings, and outstanding opportunities for advancement. Fortunately, nursing programs are abundant in Nebraska, especially for students interested in becoming a certified nursing assistant (CNA), licensed practical nurse (LPN), or registered nurse (RN).

Certified nursing assistant